The Bible is the true revelation of God and the highest authority for Christian reference and witness.
John 5:24 – “Truly, truly I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life.”
“Let the person who would hear God speak, read Holy Scripture…Scripture is God’s testimony concerning Himself.” - Martin Luther
God expresses his true heart, attitude and will toward us in Word and Sacrament.
Our two Sacraments are:
- Baptism. We are adopted and claimed children of God.
- Communion. We are fed, nourished and revived.
Sacraments are actions in which the Word of God is embodied in visible earthly elements and through which we receive the forgiveness of sins and strengthening of our faith.
There is one true faith, one Holy Church.
John 17:20 – “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one.”
Ephesians 4:4 – “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.”